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January 2015

5 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

As we move into the winter months, our time spent outdoors beings to decrease. We are further from the sun and many days feel totally cloudy. It's not uncommon to have a Vitamin D deficiency during these winter months, but that doesn't mean we can't boost our body! Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones and skin, but 80-90 percent of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. What do we do during the winter months when the sun isn’t shining as often? Children may be at greater risk for bones softening, called rickets, while adults may be at a greater risk for osteoporosis. So, vitamin D is definitely an important part of bone health no matter what stage of life. The Institutes of Medicine recommend...


Combat the Flu

You may have heard news stories this month about the large flu outbreak and especially the dangers it poses to children and people with a weakened immune system. The flu is a very common illness across the United States during the winter season, with outbreaks generally beginning in October and continuing until as late as May. Millions of people are infected, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu each year. This is why it is important to take action early to combat the flu and help keep your body strong during every seasonal outbreak. Symptoms Symptoms of the common cold are very similar to the symptoms of the flu, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. The flu typically feels like...